New Potters Bar and South Mimms Police Station to open tomorrow
PUBLISHED: 06:30 05 September 2011
A NEW police station serving Potters Bar will be officially opened tomorrow (Tuesday).
The old South Mimms police motorway base, by South Mimms Services, has been revived for the Potters Bar and Shenley Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
At 7pm on Tuesday, Hertsmere mayor Peter Knell, Hertsmere Police Authority lead Brenda Griffiths and other councillors will be at the launch of the new station along with assistant chief constable Alison Roome-Gifford.
It will be called Potters Bar and South Mimms Police Station.
Mrs Griffiths said: “Maintaining a local presence in communities through the delivery of visible, accessible neighbourhood policing continues to be a priority for the police authority.
“Making the best use of our estates in this way is an excellent example of how we can keep our neighbourhood teams connected to local communities.”
And Hertsmere chief inspector Sue Jameson added: “We’re very pleased with the new-look station, which gives officers space and it is in the perfect location at minimal cost, and the areas they cover are more easily accessible.
“And the Shenley team, who were based in Borehamwood, are now closer to the area they patrol.”
As well as the new station, the neighbourhood officers and Pcsos will have use of the Potters Bar Safer Neighbourhood Police Office based at the Wyllyotts Centre from Tuesday.
They will share an office with Hertsmere Borough Council officers.
Cllr John Donne, Hertsmere’s portfolio holder for community safety, said: “We very much welcome the Potters Bar Safer Neighbourhood team to our offices at the Wyllyotts Centre and are pleased that we have been able to help provide them with a base in the town.”
He added: “We have been working in close partnership with the police for many years now and this mutual arrangement is just one of the ways we are working together to improve community safety and reduce costs at the same time.”
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